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Cantaloupe 'Sweet 'n early hybrid'   

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

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'Sweet 'n early hybrid' is a Cantaloupe variety in the Cucumis genus with a scientific name of Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis. Sweet 'n early hybrid is a variety of hybrid Cantaloupe . When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Camouflage green and   Apricot. This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Sweet 'n early hybrid is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a vine-like habit.

France is believed to be where Sweet 'n early hybrid originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Sweet 'n early hybrid have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Sweet 'n early hybrid

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Sweet 'n early hybrid is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.

Growing Sweet 'n early hybrid from seed

After danger of frost, sow in fertile, warm soil. Seeds should be sowed 3" apart. Cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Mosit evenly. Spacing is 4-6’ apart in groups each way. You can sow indoors 3-4 weeks before outdoor planting. Grow in a sunny spot. Germination in 7-10 days.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Sweet 'n early hybrid about 24 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Sweet 'n early hybrid

Thin to 3 or 4 when 1-2" high. Plants sowed indoors in pots thin to one. Transplant outdoors after all danger of frost and the soil is warm. Harden off one week before planting outside. Mulch to control weeds and to keep fruit off the ground.

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Sweet 'n early hybrid is a tender plant.

Harvesting Sweet 'n early hybrid

Fruits are ripe when they smell sweet. They will come off the plant easily with light pressure.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Sweet 'n early hybrid folklore & trivia

The Charentais melon originated in the Poitou-Charentes region western France, circa 1920, however, much of the Charentais melons consumed in France now are imported from North Africa.1

Other Names for Cantaloupe 'Sweet 'n early hybrid'

cantaloupe Charentais

Footnotes

fn1: specialtyproduce.com